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Undeclared—General Option

The general option is for students with a general interest in health or science but who are not yet ready to specify a major or area of specialization. This option allows you to enter or continue collegiate life while gaining more information with which to make a decision about a specific major field of study. As a first-year student you’ll take coursework that provides a basis for entering any of the University’s curricula.

If you could use assistance with your planning and some help in your journey to find the right career, your academic advisor and program faculty will work with you to find a career that fits with your unique interests and needs.

Careers

By taking courses required by most majors during your first year, you’ll be prepared to focus your education when you make the move to a major.

More importantly, regardless of what you choose to study, you’ll be prepared either to enter the workforce and contribute immediately or to continue your education at the post-graduate level. Whether you envision your future as a physician, an occupational therapist, a research scientist, or any other of the many professionals so sought after in the healthcare industry, we can prepare you to shape the science of health—even if you’re not yet certain which specific direction you want to take.

To get a sense of career options open to you through various majors at University of the Sciences, click here

Curriculum

The general option allows you to enter or continue collegiate life while gaining more information with which to make a decision about a specific major field of study. As a first-year student you’ll take coursework that provides a basis for entering most of the University’s curricula. The curriculum below is the usual one for general option students, but it can be changed to meet your own goals and interests.

First Year

General Biology I, II or Introductory Biology I, II
General Chemistry I, II or Principles of Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Laboratory I, II or Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I, II
Mathematical Analysis I, II
Misher Studies Orientation
Physical Education I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II

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